Dior 999 is a moderately warm-toned, dark coral with a pearl finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $45.00 and contains 0.22 oz.
Dior 999 Rouge Blush ($44.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a rich coral-red with warm undertones and cooler, pink pearl that gives it a luminous sheen when applied to the skin. The consistency was smooth, dense but not stiff, and velvety to the touch, so it picked up easily with a brush and could be used with a lighter hand for sheerer coverage or a moderate hand for more opaque coverage. A little went a long way with this shade, though, so I highly recommend using less than you anticipate and building up as needed for the desired effect. I was so pleased that the intense blush color blended out easily along the edges, while the glowing finish looked skin-like without being overtly shimmery. It wore well for almost nine hours before it started to show signs of fading.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Dior has reinvented Rouge Blush, the blush that enhances the cheeks with a long-wearing, healthy glow effect. Its intense couture color is available in 4 finishes: matte, satin, shimmer, and holographic. The blush's formula is composed with 90%* natural-origin ingredients and infused with floral skincare ingredients. It maintains skin hydration and ensures comfort all day long. Its soft, lightweight texture is particularly silky and offers a second-skin feel. The range of Rouge Blush shades is inspired by the iconic Rouge Dior lipstick range — a spectrum of hues from pink to red with variations of coral, beige, and plum that illuminate the skin with a natural glow. The blush's shade intensity is buildable to suit your desires for a natural or more pigmented finish.